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Transparent Language

Looking for Mango Languages? Mango is no longer available through Madison Public Library as of January 1, 2022.

Check out Transparent Language on this page for a similar option, or Ask a Librarian online or by phone at 608-266-6350 to find out which South Central Library System libraries offer Mango.

Mobile App

How to use Transparent Language on the go

Languages

List of languages you can learn

American Citizenship Course

Learn how to answer questions for the U.S. Citizenship Exam in English

Transparent Language Online provides a fun, effective, and engaging experience for learners of all levels looking to build their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a foreign language.

Combining robust courses, supplemental vocabulary, extensive grammar resources, and mobile apps, Transparent Language Online is the most complete language-learning system. With over 100 languages to choose from, including English for speakers of over 26 languages, there is something for every learner. Best of all, with enhanced support for Android ™ tablets and iPads, learners can enjoy the freedom to learn at home, in the library, or on the go.

Note: You will need to sign up for a free account on the Transparent Language website before you can log in to the mobile app.

  1. Click on the blue "Connect to Transparent Language" button on the top of this page
  2. Enter your library card number
  3. When you get to the screen pictured here (Right), click "Sign Up"
  4. You can then use the username and password you just created to log in to the mobile app

Click here to find out more about the Transparent Language mobile app.

 

 

Languages

  • Afrikaans
  • Albanian
  • Altai
  • Amharic
  • Arabic, Egyptian
  • Arabic, Iraqi
  • Arabic, Levantine
  • Arabic, Modern Standard
  • Armenian
  • Azerbaijani
  • Balinese
  • Baluchi
  • Bambara
  • Bashkir
  • Belarusian
  • Bengali
  • Bosnian
  • Breton
  • Bulgarian
  • Buriat
  • Cambodian (Khmer)
  • Chechen
  • Chinese, Cantonese
  • Chinese, Mandarin
  • Cree
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Dakota
  • Dakota, Sisseton
  • Danish
  • Dari
  • Denaakk'e (Koyukon)
  • Denesuline
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Esperanto
  • Estonian
  • Farsi
  • Finnish
  • French
  • French, Canadian
  • French, Moroccan
  • Georgian
  • German
  • Greek
  • Gwich'in (Dinjii Zhuh K'yaa)
  • Haitian Creole
  • Hausa
  • Hawaiian
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Hmong
  • Holikachuk
  • Hungarian
  • Hän
  • Icelandic
  • Indonesian
  • Irish
  • Italian
  • Japanese

 

 

  • Kalmyk
  • Kaqchikel
  • Kazakh
  • Kituba
  • Koasati
  • Korean
  • Kurdish
  • Latin
  • Latvian
  • Lithuanian
  • Luxembourgish
  • Macedonian
  • Malagasy
  • Malay
  • Maori
  • Mirandese
  • Mongolian
  • Nahuatl
  • Nepali
  • Nogai
  • Norwegian
  • Oji-Cree
  • Ojibwe
  • Ojibwe, Central
  • Ojibwe, Northwestern
  • Pashto
  • Polish
  • Portuguese, Brazilian
  • Portuguese, European
  • Punjabi
  • Quechua
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Scottish Gaelic
  • Serbian
  • Slovak
  • Somali
  • Spanish, Castilian
  • Spanish, Latin American
  • Swahili
  • Swedish
  • Tagalog
  • Tajiki
  • Tamil
  • Tanana, Lower
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Turkmen
  • Tuvan
  • Ukrainian
  • Urdu
  • Uzbek
  • Vietnamese
  • Welsh
  • Wolof
  • Yoruba
  • Zulu

English

  • English for Amharic Speakers
  • English for Arabic, Modern Standard Speakers
  • English for Chinese, Mandarin - Simplified Speakers
  • English for Czech Speakers
  • English for Farsi Speakers
  • English for French Speakers
  • English for German Speakers
  • English for Greek Speakers
  • English for Haitian Creole Speakers
  • English for Hebrew Speakers
  • English for Hindi Speakers
  • English for Hmong Speakers
  • English for Indonesian Speakers
  • English for Italian Speakers
  • English for Japanese Speakers
  • English for Korean Speakers
  • English for Malay Speakers
  • English for Norwegian Speakers
  • English for Polish Speakers
  • English for Portuguese, Brazilian Speakers
  • English for Romanian Speakers
  • English for Russian Speakers
  • English for Somali Speakers
  • English for Spanish, Castilian Speakers
  • English for Spanish, Latin American Speakers
  • English for Swahili Speakers
  • English for Tagalog Speakers
  • English for Tamil Speakers
  • English for Thai Speakers
  • English for Turkish Speakers
  • English for Urdu Speakers
  • English for Vietnamese Speakers

American Citizenship Course

Transparent Language offers a course to help English language learners prepare for the U.S. Citizenship Exam. Created with the input of ESL professionals and public librarians, the American Citizenship Test prep course is designed with the goal of preparing test takers to comfortably answer all 100 civics questions. More than that, the course is intended to truly teach learners about the American government, history, and culture, including key vocabulary words. The course is divided into six topical lessons, covering all the core subjects presented in the American Citizenship Test: Constitution and Branches of Government; Laws and Civic Responsibilities; Colonial American History; 1800s American History; 1900s and Recent American History; Geography and Environment, Symbols, and Holidays.

1. When you log in for the first time, select English as the language you want to learn. You can choose "English for Speakers of..." any of the languages listed.

2. Click Browse on the top navigation bar

3. Scroll down until you see American Citizenship Course

Availability: 
This resource is available remotely to cardholders with a subscribing library as their home library and in-library at all subscribing libraries.

Contact

Have a question? Contact our Reference Department by phone at 608-266-6300 or by email.